Taking risks

Friday, October 22, 2010

These slab leaf bowls/ plates were created over the last couple weeks in one of my classes at the Museum. The kids ranged in age from 4-12- an awesome group of kids, but a really difficult range of ages to plan for. I think these turned out great!

I encouraged the kids to experiment with layering glazes (something that was against the rules when I was in school!). I explain the risks, the element of surprise and love seeing which kids choose to be a little daring and those who play it safe. Artists take risks. Thats the message Im hoping they went home with...and some pretty cool pottery :)